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Saying Goodbye To The Old Swimming Pool 33

My float bumped against the sides of the swimming pool as I lazily paddled around for the last time...

 
 By Patti Poteete    News    August 8, 2019

Bethel Looks At New Mass Notification System

Reducing petroleum permit fees, approval for a new AT&T cell phone tower, and updating the...

 

Tissues, Tea And Love...... Ah Ah AhhChoo!

“I hab a bad code in my node.” sniff, cough, ah-CHoo! Sorry, but that’s how I sound right now,...

 
 By Patti Poteete    Columns    July 18, 2019

Rent A Friend? Or Even A Whole Country!

A friend mentioned that he had inadvertently come across a web site where a person could...

 
 By Patti Poteete    News    July 11, 2019

New Trustee Sworn In

By PATTI POTEETE Newest Bethel Acres Trustee Brian Pierson raised his right hand and spoke the oath...

 
 By Patti Poteete    Columns    July 4, 2019

The Miracle Of Ten Thousand Fireflies On A Summer Evening

I love summertime — long days of sunshine, the heat, swimming, gardening, July Fourth and yard...

 
 By Patti Poteete    News    June 13, 2019

Bethel Board Approves Raise For Harrison

All five Bethel Public Schools board members voted to approve a 23 percent salary increase for...

 
 By Patti Poteete    Columns    June 6, 2019

Dorothy Was Right - Home Is The Best

Oz’s Dorothy had it right, “There’s no place like home.” Be it Kansas, Oklahoma,...

 
 By Patti Poteete    Columns    May 9, 2019

Trip To The Hidey-Hole Is Traumatic At Best

Here’s the routine: When the sirens go off, I pick up our previously packed medicines, a bag with...

 

She's Dieting, But He's Losing The Weight

I am dieting and Mr. Right is losing weight. It’s depressing. I’ve cut back on carbohydrates...

 

Now She Listens For The Pure Enjoyment Of It

My refrigerator sounds like a tree frog. Every 17 seconds it lets out a tiny, soft croak. The sound...

 
 By Patti Poteete    News    April 11, 2019

Trustees Receive Some Good News For Oil And Gas Report

Unlike the previous month's meeting of the Bethel Acres Board of Trustees, the April 1 meeting was...

 

After Six Months, It's Time For Running Water

It's been approximately six months since we've had running water, hot or cold, in the house....

 

Clarabelle Brings The Wanderers Home Safely

At last. After almost two months in California as co-caregivers, one week in the Arizona desert,...

 

Discovering The Joys Of The In-N-Out Burger

"Make mine a double," I requested while thinking this was the last time I would do this. If I didn't...

 

Yep, It Really Is Different In California

It's different in California. Not bad different, just different. The lay of the land and the weather...

 

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